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Dino Festival

It's a 2-day dinosaur extravaganza, featuring life-size cast dinosaur skeletons, an extraordinary variety of dinosaur fossils, engaging dino-themed activities and crafts, animatronic dinosaur displays, and much more!

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SCIENTIFIC SPECIMENS

Holotypes in the museum's recent invertebrates collection

NEW SPECIES

Species new to science that VMNH staff, past and present, are directly responsible for naming

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People reached through educational programming since January 2021

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Mark Buss begins term as board chair

Mark J. Buss, of Manakin-Sabot, has begun a 2-year term as chair of the Virginia Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees. Buss, who has served as a museum trustee since 2021 and previously served as vice-chair, succeeds Lisa L. Carter, of Urbanna, who had served as chair since 2022.

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Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed

Admission:

$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

Had a ton of fun here. I was very impressed by the different exhibits and the dinosaur lab where they work on the f...

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Traveling and Loaned Exhibits

Travel exhibits are currently available in 8 Virginia counties and one in North Carolina.

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